Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus

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Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus
Established 1965
Type Public
Chancellor Dr. Francis K. Achampong
President Rodney Erickson
Academic staff 80
Students 1,119
Location Uniontown, PA, USA
Colors Navy Blue and White
Mascot Nittany Lion
Affiliations Penn State University
Website www.fe.psu.edu

Penn State Fayette is a Commonwealth Campus of the Pennsylvania State University. The college is located in North Union Township, just outside of Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

Penn State originally founded an education center in the area in 1934, as part of an initiative to provide localized learning facilities that could grant associate degrees or allow students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree without the expense of living in University Park. However, the center was closed in the 1940s due to World War II. In the 1950s, the commonwealth campus system was established and local branch campuses, each fully integrated into the Penn State system, were established across the state. Fayette Campus opened in 1965; originally it was housed in rented space in Downtown Uniontown, before relocating to its current site three years later.

In 2004, the campus was named for Robert E. Eberly, a wealthy Pittsburgh natural gas speculator who endowed his fortune to Western Pennsylvania higher education.

Seven bachelor's degree programs can be completed entirely on-site: Administration of Justice, Business Administration, English, Human Development[disambiguation needed], Letters Arts & Sciences, Nursing, and the adult degree program in Organizational Leadership. Additionally, 10 associate degree programs are available, and students may complete the first two years of nearly 160 majors at Fayette campus before transferring to State College.

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Penn State–Fayette teams participate as a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). The Roaring Lions are a member of the Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country and wrestling; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, softball and volleyball.

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Coordinates: 39°56′48″N 79°39′29″W / 39.946686°N 79.658114°W / 39.946686; -79.658114